Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 14th November 1996.

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Photo of Mr Donald Anderson Mr Donald Anderson , Swansea East 3:31 pm, 14th November 1996

Even as the Secretary of State responds to this appalling humanitarian crisis, will he look beyond that crisis, which was predictable and predicted, and take up again the proposal by the former Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary of State to the General Assembly, and again by Warren Christopher during his recent African tour? That proposal was for the creation of an African crisis force, trained, supplied and perhaps even financed by the world community, and ready to intervene at such times of crisis.